Free Stock Photo Resources

Back in December 2014, I wrote a post that linked back to an article on Medium that I had read by a gentleman called Dustin Senos. I was reminded of it by the folks at Canva recently who asked me if I could add some of the resources that they had defined to my collection. I added the link and updated the post, but them it occurred to me – this is a list – let’s ‘listly’ it … which is what I am now doing. It is a WIP, so bear with me.

Meanwhile – you might find this article both interesting and useful. A guide on best practices for using these images. When you click through – you will see that the article is called ‘The Ultimate Guide to Free Stock Images for Students’ – and thus appropriate for us all – after all – aren’t we all students?

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Great Stock Photos - All Free

This list is a work in progress to help the indie web movement. A service to our creative community. If there are other resources out there - let me know - and I will add them - with a 'via' attribution to you.

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New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives.
Free of known copyright restrictions.
Recapturing History.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 13, 2016 - - 1644
Superfamous Studios [ ™Folkert Gorter ]

Attribution Required

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

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Totally free photos & stock images

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

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Pattern Library

Patterns for the people, by the people

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 13, 2016 - - 1461

Free High Resolution Pictures
Use as you please.
High-resolution stock photos for personal and commercial projects.
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 13, 2016 - - 1627

Here are free photos for your personal or commercial projects.
Refe is a marketplace of royalty-free, high-quality, natural looking photos of people interacting with technology.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

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IM Creator

Attribution Required

Free, only high quality, resources for website building & other design projects.
Free images, free icons, free templates.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 13, 2016 - - 1411
Jay Mantri

Free pictures.
Do anything.
Make magic.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 13, 2016 - - 1897
Women of Color in Tech

Attribution Required

Explore WOCinTech Chat's 514 photos on Flickr!
All images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Attributions to #WOCinTech Chat or

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 13, 2016 - - 1801
Public Domain Archive

Vintage and Modern Free Public Domain Images

Archive Download - Public Domain Images | Free Stock Photos
100% free Public Domain Images.
New free stock photos added weekly.
No attribution required.
Images released under CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 14, 2016 - - 1877
ISO Republic

Free and premium stock photos

via Dustin Senos @ Medium



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Picography by Hidden Depth provides stunning photography for use however you like.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 14, 2016 - - 1760

Download 1000+ beautiful realistic free food pictures in high resolution and visit our food photography magazine worth sharing!

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

Apr 14, 2016 - - 1897

Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration -

Free photo of the day on, a blog that features the best free high-quality stock photographies for your inspiration.

via Dustin Senos @ Medium

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Do-whatever-you-want high-resolution photos.

Sep 16, 2016 - - 1412

Free photos from Photogen. Search and download quality free, high resolution stock photos and images of business, industry, concepts, nature, transport, travel,

Feb 13, 2018 - - 1
Pik Wizard

The Best source for FREE Stock Photos. Only the High quality and High Resolution images free from all copyright restrictions, with Free Photo Editor included.

Feb 13, 2018 - - 0
Africa In High Res
Feb 13, 2018 - - 1
Make A Website Hub

Are you looking for a great image for your blog post? Are you struggling to find free stock photos that will make your post shine? This post has 16 sources.



Feb 19, 2018 - - 1

Creating an inclusive culture takes both commitment and action.

Feb 19, 2018 - - 0

Colorstock is the premier stock photo marketplace featuring people of color. We're changing the hue of stock photos. // #WeSeeColor

Feb 19, 2018 - - 0

A lifestyle stock photo resource for women of color. CreateHER Stock curates photos for bloggers, creatives, and online influencers.

Feb 19, 2018 - - 3
Brown Stock Imaging

Changing the focus through our lens. We are a stock photography website that curates images featuring people of color living, laughing, working, and loving.

Feb 19, 2018 - - 1
50 Shades of Black

Stock Photos for Women of Colour-Black Women-Brown Women-Mixed Race Women-Business-Bloggers-Websites-Presentations-Social Media-50 shades of black stock